I've been MIA from the blogging world most of this first week of the new year. Getting back to reality always takes a push after the holidays. It was a nice surprise to find my profile featured on 2Sketches4You this week too! So a shout out to Laura and Kazan over there, thank you so much! Hopefully if I had any new visitors on their behalf that they found me up and running after making some changes here for the new year.
I did find some time to get at least one card done this week. My brother turned 50 this week and so I challenged myself again in making another masculine card. Why are masculine cards so challenging? Maybe because there is a limited amount of card making supplies out there to cater to the adult male gender? Guess I will have to surf the net in my free time (that will be in 2020!) to find more masculine supplies before I need them again.
Yet, I digress a bit. I made this card also for the CPS 148 challenge this week. I love their simple designs that then you can embellish as little or as much as you want. Since I'm on a crafting budget and I blew that for supplies for Christmas cards and I'm number punch challenged, I used my computer to make the number fifty and cut it out.
Paper: DP from DCWV. Baby blue, cocoa brown and paprika cardstock.
Ink: Timber Brown from StazOn for distressed, antique look around paper edges.
Extras: Decorative ribbon; Photo rounder punch; Birthday embossing folder from Cuddlebug; Sizzlet gift die cut; Sizzlet Happy Birthday die cut; numbers printed off computer and cut out.
Now I'm off to finish some new year cards and thank you cards and peruse the world of card challenges!
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